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Some US Nuclear Commanders Face Investigations

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The U.S. military has fired a general and an admiral from key leadership roles in nuclear forces for alleged personal misconduct.

The Air Force Friday removed Michael Carey, a two-star general, from his command of the 20th Air Force, which includes hundreds of land-based nuclear missiles.

Officials gave few details about the case, but said the dismissal was not "operations-related."

Also this past week, Tim Giardina, a three-star admiral, lost his job as deputy commander of all U.S. nuclear missiles, bombers and submarines. He is under investigation over allegations he used counterfeit poker chips at a casino.

Giardina is a career submarine officer who previously commanded a squadron of submarines that can launch missiles from underwater to hit distant targets.

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